Respondent: Cobus van Staden, Senior Lecturer, Wits Media Studies.
Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Time: 10h30 – 12h00
Venue: SAIIA Head Office, East Campus, Wits University, Braamfontein, JHB
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China and Africa: building peace and security on the continent is the first comprehensive and detailed study of the growing security links between China and the African continent. It investigates how China’s links with Africa’s continental and regional organisations, especially the African Union, connect with security links the PRC has developed with key African countries.
Drawing on leading and emerging scholars in the field, the volume uses a combination of analytical insights and case studies to unpack the complexity of security challenges confronting China and the continent. The book assesses an array of case studies of China’s involvement in country-specific Africa security contexts, and interrogates how security considerations impact upon the growing economic and social links China has developed with African states.
Professor Chris Alden will discuss key findings of the book and reflect upon the future of China and Africa in the security sphere.